Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.
Rohan Connolly Nothing can deflate a team that which has worked its heart out to stay in a contest more effectively than a burst of quick goals from its opponent.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood emerges eight-point winners over West Coast in a classic at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly Form can be fleeting, but if you're in the top four, you're a chance.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.
Rohan Connolly In search of success, Nathan Buckley's Collingwood is heading in new directions.
Rohan Connolly For the second year in a row, Collingwood has ended up with the toughest schedule of all AFL teams – even tougher than it appeared when the 2013 fixture was released.
Rohan Connolly COLLINGWOOD assistant coach Robert Harvey said yesterday the Magpies had taken plenty of confidence out of last week's return to some sort of form against Essendon.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.
Rohan Connolly That the moment which decided the game came just 39 seconds before the final siren gives you some idea of how close it was.
Rohan Connolly Seven minutes. Six inside 50s. Five goals. That's pretty much all you needed to know about Collingwood's 21-point win over Richmond at the MCG last night.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood certainly seems up against it tonight at AAMI Stadium.
Rohan Connolly It could be fourth time lucky for Chris Tarrant come the grand final.
Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.
Rohan Connolly Ten teams have bowed out for season 2014. Rohan Connolly rates their performances.
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide is in serious danger of creating an unwanted slice of football history.
Rohan Connolly Carlton lacks the necessary talent to mix it with the best, coach Mick Malthouse has conceded.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has some interesting reflections about the differences between himself as a player and his current captain Scott Pendlebury.
Rohan Connolly Four weeks ago on Monday, after an efficient Queen’s Birthday holiday disposal of Melbourne, Collingwood was parked comfortably in the AFL’s top four.
Rohan Connolly For most of this year, any discussion about Collingwood's capacity to challenge for the premiership has gone hand-in-hand with the debate about the form of Travis Cloke.
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